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DIO launches Diversity Campus Read

Campus community to read Medical Apartheid and The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together

Date Posted: Wednesday, November 24, 2021


The Diversity and Inclusion (DIO) Office at UMass Chan Medical School is hosting a Diversity Campus Read featuring Medical Apartheid by Harriet A. Washington and The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together by Heather McGhee.

The DIO has purchased a limited number of electronic copies of both books which can be read on a Nook e-reader available as a free download from Barnes & Noble. Email Holly Brown at Diversity@umassmed.edu for further instructions on how to access a copy. The Lamar Soutter Library has five print copies available to check out for both titles as well as access to an e-book version of each.

A series of group discussions begins Monday, Dec. 13, and incentives such as raffle drawings will be offered. (See below for schedule of discussions.) The Diversity Campus Read concludes in February, with a guest speaker to support the UMass Chan community in the practical application of the subject of the books.

The campus community is encouraged to expand its learning through departmental discussions of the books. Through this active engagement with the text in a group setting, participants will have the opportunity to learn from diverse perspectives of other readers, and to elaborate and expand on the information presented in each book. Discussion guides, recommendations for further reading and additional resources will be made available through the Lamar Soutter Library.

Group discussions

Dec. 13 – Medical Apartheid – Chapters 1 & 2 – noon to 1 p.m.
https://umassmed.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwkf-yhqDMrGNT2jHZV81XXNIYjNjozpWZw

Dec. 14 – Medical Apartheid – Chapters 10 & 11 – 4:30 . to 5:30 p.m. https://umassmed.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwudu2gqzkuHd14KJtaLOZp9CnaqTOQdztH

Jan. 10 – The Sum of Us (Full Book) - noon to 1 p.m.   https://umassmed.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAoce-sqDIvG9GRsRMHPH_zsofydCf7_Gu9

Jan. 11 – Medical Apartheid – Chapters 1& 2 –  noon to 1 p.m. https://umassmed.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJApdemqrjkqGdbGyOvZZkTDiOo5hwAzDJLd

Jan. 18 – Medical Apartheid – Chapters 10 & 11 – noon to 1 p.m. https://umassmed.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMlduyoqz8vH9DeH4WnYOKCzjMTmyJ4f-Jd

Jan. 19 – The Sum of Us (Full Book) – noon to 1 p.m. https://umassmed.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYlfu2grz4oH9By0MNtuO1krgotVQgQgrH-